Che and youth
“You, comrades, shall be at the vanguard of every movement.
“You, comrades, shall be at the vanguard of every movement. You should be the first ones to be willing to make sacrifices demanded by the revolution, whatever their nature. You should be the first to work. You should be the first to study. The first ones to defend the country. But the country cannot only be defended with weapons, but we should defend the country by building it with our work and by preparing the new technical frames to accelerate its development in the years to come”.
“All communist young person needs to be essentially human, so human to get as close as possible to the best of human condition; to purify the best of man through work, study, exercising solidarity with its people and all the peoples in the world; to develop at the full the sensitivity up to the point of feeling anguish when a man from any corner of the world is killed and to feel excited when in any corner of the world a new freedom flag is risen”.Ernesto Guevara
“Speech made during the commemoration of the
second anniversary of integration of youth organizations.
October 20, 1962.